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Data Analyst - Columbus

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Country: Tonawanda, NY, US, 14150

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: [[division]] 



Founded in 1854, Barrett Industries is a construction industry leader operating primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Through our subsidiary companies, we serve everyone from small contractors to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Barrett Industries Corporation is an infrastructure construction holding company with a vertically integrated value chain including quarries, sand and gravel operations, asphalt cement storage terminals, hot mix asphalt plants, trucking, asphalt emulsions, asphalt paving, pavement preservation, and infrastructure construction.

Barrett’s mission is to strengthen and grow by empowering our people, fostering innovation, and utilizing new technology. Barrett Industries is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will apply knowledge and analytics to develop and communicate timely, accurate, and actionable insight to the business through the use of modeling, visualization, and optimization. The Business Analyst is responsible for the reporting, analyzing, and predicting of operational processes, performance, and Key Performance Indicators. This is a highly analytical role focused on taking data driven insights and translating findings into positive impacts for the supported line of business. Creative problem solving, a strong desire for data analysis, and the ability to deliver results are critical for this role.   



Essential Functions: 

  • Perform descriptive (what), diagnostic (why), predictive (likely), and prescriptive (what action to take) analytics 

  • Identify risk or opportunity by uncovering patterns and relationships in structured data 

  • Focus on the bigger picture with full understanding of data relationships and cause & effect within business processes 

  • Identify deviations from forecast/expectations and explain variances. Identify risk and/or opportunities 

  • Conduct segmentation, time series, descriptive (multivariate), exploratory, and inferential data analysis 

  • Assist in the deployment of initiatives to improve operations based on quantitative findings 

  • Provide detailed conclusions and insight into variances on drivers impacting trends. Perform root cause analysis when applicable 

  • Gather requirements in order to perform complex queries with pre-existing and unestablished data sets that effectively represent the status of business performance 

  • Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) data to create appropriate data structure in order to apply statistical analysis 

  • Strong ability to illustrate business performance, adequate controls, and statistical concepts through reporting and graphical representation 

  • Research and recommend workflow solutions and process improvement opportunities through data analysis 

  • Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies 

  • Complete other duties as assigned 




  • Master’s degree in data analytics, business analytics, or related field strongly preferred

  • Analytics experience (3-5 years strongly preferred) 

  • Strong technical and computer skills, particularly with analytical tools 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong organizational, time-management, and project management skills 

  • Experience with statistical tools 

  • Expert Microsoft Excel skills 

  • Excellent database management and data-mining skills 

  • Proficient in data visualization software 

  • Experience with programming or coding 

  • Ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and balance long- and short-term 


Working Conditions:  Most work is done in a typical office environment. Communicating with employees at their worksites may be necessary and that will involve touring road construction projects, manufacturing plants, or mining facilities. Periodic out-of-state travel is required to attend meetings and/or training seminars. 


Colas Inc.and its subsidaries (Including Barrett Industries) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo